Dec 13, 2017

Want Smarter Cities with Smarter Startups? Try Durham’s Open Data Approach to Smart Government

December 13th, 2017|

This article was originally published on DigSouth.com. This is the latest contributor post from Tom Snyder, Executive Director of RIoT, a Raleigh, North Carolina-based network of technologists, engineers, business leaders, academics, policy makers, and entrepreneurs focused on growing Internet of Things opportunities regionally and nationally.  Data is fueling the fourth wave of the global economy. The [...]

Oct 31, 2017

No Glass Ceiling at RIoT Demo Night: Visionary Women Talk Internet of Things

October 31st, 2017|

RIoT Executive Director Tom Snyder was featured as a WRAL TechWire contributor in this post recapping All Things Open and the partnered RIoT IoT Demo Night.

Oct 31, 2017

Is Cary, NC the Next Smart City? How the Town Tackles Community Challenges with IoT

October 31st, 2017|

This article was originally published on DigSouth.com. This is the latest contributor post from Tom Snyder, Executive Director of RIoT, a Raleigh, North Carolina-based network of technologists, engineers, business leaders, academics, policy makers, and entrepreneurs focused on growing Internet of Things opportunities regionally and nationally.  Cities everywhere are striving to become “Smart” as they push for data-driven [...]

Sep 21, 2017

RIoT Awarded $500k EDA Grant to Launch Startup Accelerator Program

September 21st, 2017|

$500,000 Awarded to NC RIoT Accelerator Program for Disruptive Technology through the Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) program. Click here for our media press release.   Anyone who has attended a RIoT has heard the question, “How many industrial revolutions have there been in our history?” The answer is three: mechanized production, electricity [...]

Aug 14, 2017

Are the Carolinas Leading the Next Industrial Revolution?

August 14th, 2017|

This article was originally published on DigSouth.com. This is the first in a series of posts by Tom Snyder, Executive Director of RIoT, which brings together technologists, engineers, business leaders, academics, policy makers, and entrepreneurs, to capture and create Internet of Things opportunities across the region.  Historians point to three times that technology advancements have fundamentally changed societal [...]

Jun 29, 2017

Tom Snyder featured in 50th Anniversary Issue of “Computer”, The IEEE Computer Society’s Flagship Publication

June 29th, 2017|

One of the premiere academic journals in computing and engineering, IEEE Computer Society's journal Computer, recently released its 50th anniversary edition. The flagship publication chose a forward-looking theme to commemorate the anniversary: Computing: The Next 50 Years.  Executive Director of NC RIoT, Tom Snyder, was featured as a co-author of "The Internet of Everything", an [...]

Jun 16, 2017

2nd Annual RIoT Startup Pitch Night Featured on WRAL TechWire

June 16th, 2017|

RIoT Executive Director Tom Snyder was featured as a WRAL TechWire contributor in this post recapping RIoT's 2nd Annual Startup Pitch Night. Click here to check out the post and a run down of the pitches, panel discussions, and championship belt award. http://wraltechwire.com/internet-of-things-is-big-winner-in-riot-s-second-startup-pitch/16761614/

Jun 13, 2017

News of RIoT’s Startup Pitch Night Trending on ExitEvent

June 13th, 2017|

ExitEvent, North Carolina's source for news, information and tools related to up-and-coming tech metros in NC, recently profiled our Startup Pitch Night. The annual event, held last week at James B. Hunt Library’s Duke Energy Hall, once again featured five local IoT startups who "pitched investors in hopes of earning the coveted RIoT Championship Belt," [...]

Apr 6, 2017

RIoT at EnviroTech Summit – The Intersection of IoT and the Environment

April 6th, 2017|

The 4th Industrial Revolution transforms environmental management, agriculture, and air, land and water use. Join industry professionals solving environmental problems through the deployment of remote sensors, connected devices, drone technology and big data analytics. Food, beer and t-shirt swag included! Use code NCRIOT15 for a 15% discount for both exhibiting and attending. You can register [...]

Mar 31, 2017

Larry Steffann and Tom Snyder Talk RIoT with High Velocity Radio

March 31st, 2017|

Thank you to High Velocity Radio for featuring us on their show last Thursday, March 23. Listen to the full interview on the High Velocity Radio website.

Mar 14, 2017

Reverse-pitch competition matches connection Qs with gigabit As

March 14th, 2017|

This article was originally published by Ann-Marie Grissino on WRALTechwire.com. Imagine entering your home, lights and A/C perfectly timed to come on, your smart phone having searched for and now playing your favorite music, and searches across smart TVs in your home resulting in techno news scheduled to start after dinner. All your smart devices are connected [...]

Mar 3, 2017

Gigabit ‘Reverse Pitch’ kickoff event draws statewide audience

March 3rd, 2017|

Thanks to WRAL Techwire for publishing this article on our Gigabit 'Reverse Pitch' kickoff event. ————————— Over 300 people across the state came together via simulcast last night for a RIoT event supporting US Ignite’s national Gigabit Reverse Pitch initiative in North Carolina. Initiated by North Carolina Next Generation Network (NCNGN) in partnership with New [...]

Feb 3, 2017

RIoT Group Spreading Wings with Events Beyond NC

February 3rd, 2017|

This article was originally published by Rick Smith on WRALTechwire.com. If there is anything in tech growing as fast as IoT, it may be RIoT. From launch just two years ago to more than 3,000 members, a growing list of sponsors - and now even more more big shows. RIoT, the rapidly growing Internet of Things grassroots [...]

Jan 24, 2017

From Hype to Reality: Top 5 IoT Things to Watch for in 2017

January 24th, 2017|

Thanks to WRAL Techwire for publishing our take on the top 5 IoT things to watch for in 2017. ————————— Eighteen months ago, the Internet of Things sat atop the Gartner Hype Cycle, the technology research firm’s famous forecast of all things technology. The term remains a buzzword - heralded as the 4th Industrial Revolution [...]

Dec 7, 2016

Guest Post on the MBA in IoT by Jesse Jones

December 7th, 2016|

DO YOU KNOW WHAT I DID LAST SUMMER? AN MBA IN IOT By Jesse Jones This article first appeared on the Forrest Firm Blog. 2016 has been a big year in a lot of ways. Often at this time of year, I reflect on the events and people that shaped me as a person and professional, [...]

Nov 10, 2016

Video: Accelerating the IoT Economy

November 10th, 2016|

Tom Snyder, RIoT's Executive Director, spoke in Charlotte about the Internet of Things of economy in October 2016. Enjoy! You can view it here.

Nov 2, 2016

RIoT XIII Recap – Raleigh event’s scale, crowd make clear NC is serious IoT player

November 2nd, 2016|

This article originally appeared on WRALTechwire.com. Wednesday, October 26, 2016 marks the day when North Carolina officially staked their claim as a serious player in the new Internet of Things economy. RIoT XIII Demo Night crested 800 attendees at the Raleigh Convention Center. The event was in partnership with the All Things Open conference, which [...]

Oct 27, 2016

The Photo Recap of RIoT XIII

October 27th, 2016|

Last night's RIoT was incredibly fun. Counting all demo companies and RIoTers in attendance, we surpassed 800 people. Collectively we consumed 937 BBQ sliders, 579 five alarm chicken wings, 499 grilled cheeses, and kicked three kegs in 45 minutes. Well done, RIoTers, well done. We'll share a more thorough recap of the event next week. [...]

Oct 24, 2016

RIoT XIII Shapes Up As Largest RIoT Event Ever

October 24th, 2016|

Thanks to WRAL Techwire for publishing our preview and pre-summary of RIoT XIII. It's our biggest RIoT event ever, and the single largest IoT demo showcase on a single night in the country. Credit goes to the RIoT community for making this the size it is! --------------------------- Wednesday night's RIoT XIII Demo Showcase will be [...]

Oct 24, 2016

RIoT & Bright Wolf in Huffington Post

October 24th, 2016|

To help gauge the impact of last week's DDoS attack on Dyn and the IoT community, Huffington Post Beverly Macy reached out RIoT for guidance. The original article lives here, and also below. We snuck in a mention of local IoT favorite Bright Wolf, too. Did Baby Monitors Really Cause The Internet To Go Down? - [...]

Oct 18, 2016

RIoT XIII Demo Companies at All Things Open

October 18th, 2016|

RIoT XIII Demo Night at All Things Open is shaping up to be our biggest RIoT event to date. A big driver of the size of the event is that we'll hit 60+ companies demoing over 100 IoT products. Here's a snapshot of what attendees can expect to see, touch, and feel. It's not too [...]

Sep 23, 2016

RIoT XII Recap & Presentations

September 23rd, 2016|

To grab the presentations from RIoT XII, download the PDF here. Our recap of RIoT XII originally appeared on WRAL Techwire. Autonomous is getting real. Fast. In the last 30 days we’ve seen two major advancements in federal policy governing autonomous vehicles. First, local company PrecisionHawk received Federal Aviation Administration approval to fly drones beyond [...]

Sep 16, 2016

More Detail on RIoT XII Speakers

September 16th, 2016|

Looking for more insight into what you'll hear at RIoT XII - Autonomous Vehicles? Check out these two abstracts from PrecisionHawk and ANSYS Building Big Data Solutions for Drone Data: The New Age of Aerial Information Tyler Collins, VP Airspace Services, PrecisionHawk PrecisionHawk will showcase its LATAS (Low Altitude Traffic and Airspace Safety) safety platform for widespread drone integration. Thousands [...]

Sep 8, 2016

RIoT Awarded NC IDEA Ecosystem Grant

September 8th, 2016|

We’re humbled and thrilled to be a part of NC IDEA’s first Ecosystem Partner Grant. You can read press about it here. When we first heard of the program, we believed RIoT was an excellent fit. Our community is strong, and aligned together on a common mission of building our IoT ecosystem. After spending time [...]

Aug 29, 2016

RIoT Hires Tom Snyder as Executive Director

August 29th, 2016|

This article originally appeared on WRALTechwire.com, 08.29.2016 Why did you and Larry decide to hire an executive director? The momentum of the RIoT community and the continued strong interest in Internet of Things brought us to a decision point. We could either focus RIoT on hosting events or make something bigger and more impactful. More [...]

Aug 10, 2016

The Charlotte RIoT Recap

August 10th, 2016|

The Internet of Things economy is growing in Charlotte, NC.  Last week, over 280 people attended RIoT XI, held at UNC Charlotte’s Center City, to hear about “North Carolina’s IoT Leadership and Charlotte’s Opportunity”.  The futuristic Center City building served as an ideal backdrop to the forward thinking discussions by speakers and the conversations between [...]

Jul 28, 2016

Charlotte Observer Promotes RIoT XI

July 28th, 2016|

This post originally ran on The Charlotte Observer. BY RACHEL STONE restone@charlotteobserver.com  In today’s hyper technology world, everything seems to be connecting to the Internet somehow. A group called the North Carolina Regional Internet of Things (RIoT) is trying to capitalize on this notion. And it’s hosting its first event in Charlotte next week. Still [...]

Jul 26, 2016

Internet of Things event coming to Charlotte next month

July 26th, 2016|

This post originally appeared on Charlotte Business Journal. The Internet of Things is coming to Charlotte. NC RIoT, a network of technologists, engineers, entrepreneurs and professional tinkerers, is hosting an event in the Queen City for the first time August 2. NC RoIT recently hosted an event at the Durham Bulls' stadium Tom Snyder, executive [...]

Jun 10, 2016

RIoT X Recap

June 10th, 2016|

Over 270 people descended upon The Durham Bulls Athletic Park last Tuesday night for a RIoT. Instead of mayhem, madness, and pandemonium, civility triumphed. The crowd proved social, festive, and well behaved for this “Internet of Things” event.  NC RIoT hosted its tenth gathering to focus on sports, health, and fitness technology with an emphasis [...]

May 3, 2016

Upcoming RIOT Events – The MAY 2016 Update

May 3rd, 2016|

We’ve got a roster of great events coming up. Here’s a quick recap: RIoT at Moogfest – Saturday May 22nd and Sunday May 23rd RIoT X – Sports | Health | Fitness.  The Durham Bulls Athletic Park RIoT and the ResearchTriangle Cleantech Cluster […]